Helen Kormendy was the Provincial Recovery & Resiliency Director with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Previously, Ms. Kormendy was Director of Operations with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Active in her community, she served as a Councillor for the Village of Ashcroft from 2005 to 2014 and again from 2016 to 2018. Ms. Kormendy has also served on the board of the BC Association of Social Workers. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Social Work from University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University), a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Anthropology from Simon Fraser University, a Diploma in Communications/Public Relations from Kwantlen College and certificates from the Justice Institute of BC including Conflict Resolution and Mediation. She is a Registered Social Worker in BC. Ms. Kormendy is the 2005 recipient of the Grace Chronister Distinguished Alumni Award from Thompson Rivers University.